MBA concentration in Energy/commodities


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I think the biggest issue here is whether you have enough work experience. Usually MBA programmes look for 2+ years (this is, I think, the case with Warwick). Having said that, have a look through the links to related programmes at the bottom of this page; there may be some which don't require as much work experience. In which case, the question you need to ask yourself is whether you'll really benefit from such a specialist MBA without having extensive first-hand experience of the industry. If, however, you feel that your circumstances deserve special consideration you can always contact schools directly. I know the programme director at Aberdeen has posted on here a few times, and seems very open to being asked questions by interested parties.

I think the biggest issue here is whether you have enough work experience. Usually MBA programmes look for 2+ years (this is, I think, the case with Warwick). Having said that, have a look through the links to related programmes at the bottom of this page; there may be some which don't require as much work experience. In which case, the question you need to ask yourself is whether you'll really benefit from such a specialist MBA without having extensive first-hand experience of the industry. If, however, you feel that your circumstances deserve special consideration you can always contact schools directly. I know the programme director at Aberdeen has posted on here a few times, and seems very open to being asked questions by interested parties.
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rguabs1

Dear Fabian,

Thanks Lukeh for your useful comments.

As a new graduate I would suggest that an MBA may not necessarily be the best option for you - unless it is the standard in your country such as in some parts of the US or India where it considered an extension of your undergraduate studies. In general an MBA ithat requires work experience, such as AMBA accredited degrees and some AACSB accredited degrees, is geared to those candidates who make tactical and strategic decisions in their day-to-day role and are looking to gain confidence in making these decisions.

If you are not in this position then this may not be your best option. With the MBA Oil and Gas Management degree at Aberdeen Business School I am conscious that the degree should help candidates realise their ambitions and the candidate holding our degee is credibile in the market place. We are looking for 3 years work experience at a professional level with relevance to the Oil and Gas industry.

Personally I would undertake a short exercise to establish this credibility factor. You may wish to go to the Oil and Gas industry recruitment websites and establish the following:

1. Profile of graduate jobs in your region
2. Profile of the qualifications that are needed
3. Average work experience required

You will probably find that an appropriate masters degree to undertake for new graduates in the area of Oil and Gas business will be project management. You will need to look out for industry body accreditations such as the association of project management (APM) in Europe and the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the US and whether the degree has a practical component (or placement). There are a number of providers of this degree including the Robert Gordon University (www.rgu.ac.uk/abs).

I hope you have found this useful.

Regards,

Allan Scott

MBA Director

Dear Fabian,

Thanks Lukeh for your useful comments.

As a new graduate I would suggest that an MBA may not necessarily be the best option for you - unless it is the standard in your country such as in some parts of the US or India where it considered an extension of your undergraduate studies. In general an MBA ithat requires work experience, such as AMBA accredited degrees and some AACSB accredited degrees, is geared to those candidates who make tactical and strategic decisions in their day-to-day role and are looking to gain confidence in making these decisions.

If you are not in this position then this may not be your best option. With the MBA Oil and Gas Management degree at Aberdeen Business School I am conscious that the degree should help candidates realise their ambitions and the candidate holding our degee is credibile in the market place. We are looking for 3 years work experience at a professional level with relevance to the Oil and Gas industry.

Personally I would undertake a short exercise to establish this credibility factor. You may wish to go to the Oil and Gas industry recruitment websites and establish the following:

1. Profile of graduate jobs in your region
2. Profile of the qualifications that are needed
3. Average work experience required

You will probably find that an appropriate masters degree to undertake for new graduates in the area of Oil and Gas business will be project management. You will need to look out for industry body accreditations such as the association of project management (APM) in Europe and the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the US and whether the degree has a practical component (or placement). There are a number of providers of this degree including the Robert Gordon University (www.rgu.ac.uk/abs).

I hope you have found this useful.

Regards,

Allan Scott

MBA Director
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I recently instructed my University (University of Lagos, Lagos Nigeria) to forward my transcript to RGU. They infomed me that this was done last week.

How do I confirm that the transcipt has been received.

Thanks

I recently instructed my University (University of Lagos, Lagos Nigeria) to forward my transcript to RGU. They infomed me that this was done last week.

How do I confirm that the transcipt has been received.

Thanks
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rguabs1

Dear Aluko,

You will need to speak to the International Office at [email protected]

Regards,

Allan Scott

Dear Aluko,

You will need to speak to the International Office at [email protected]

Regards,

Allan Scott
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york

For everyone interested in an MBA focusing on Energy: Check out this article: http://www.find-mba.com/article/314/can-an-mba-spark-a-career-in-the-energy-industry

For everyone interested in an MBA focusing on Energy: Check out this article: http://www.find-mba.com/article/314/can-an-mba-spark-a-career-in-the-energy-industry
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borism

For anyone interested in an MBA program with concentration on energy in the USA, see this interview with Joseph Doucet of the university of Alberta:

http://blog.find-mba.com/2009/01/18/joseph_doucet_alberta_energy_interview/

the program there is ten years old and seems pretty good. it is ranked at 88 by the FT.

Boris

For anyone interested in an MBA program with concentration on energy in the USA, see this interview with Joseph Doucet of the university of Alberta:

http://blog.find-mba.com/2009/01/18/joseph_doucet_alberta_energy_interview/

the program there is ten years old and seems pretty good. it is ranked at 88 by the FT.

Boris
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To Mr. Allan Scott,

I am Stephane OBRE from Ivory Coast,
I am interested in the RGU MBA in Oil & Gas Management.
My profile is a bit particular with a business english certificate from Brighton University (UK),a west african business school degree, 04 years with PriceWaterhousecoopers as auditor with many intervention in the oil sector for accounts & Management certification.
I currently am Finance Manager for 07 west & central Africa countries in the food sector but my interst for oil & gas is still strong.
Can I have a chance in applying at RGU MBA Oil and Gas Management?

To Mr. Allan Scott,

I am Stephane OBRE from Ivory Coast,
I am interested in the RGU MBA in Oil & Gas Management.
My profile is a bit particular with a business english certificate from Brighton University (UK),a west african business school degree, 04 years with PriceWaterhousecoopers as auditor with many intervention in the oil sector for accounts & Management certification.
I currently am Finance Manager for 07 west & central Africa countries in the food sector but my interst for oil & gas is still strong.
Can I have a chance in applying at RGU MBA Oil and Gas Management?
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rguabs1

Dear Stephane,

Can you please send me your full CV and a 300 word written statement on why you wish to pursue the MBA Oil and Gas Management. Your statement should be specific to your career development and outline how your current career to date will help you develop further in the Oil and Gas industry and how this qualification will help aid in this development.

You can send this directly to me at [email protected] and I will appraise your eligibility and get back to you.

Regards,

Allan Scott
MBA DIrector.

Dear Stephane,

Can you please send me your full CV and a 300 word written statement on why you wish to pursue the MBA Oil and Gas Management. Your statement should be specific to your career development and outline how your current career to date will help you develop further in the Oil and Gas industry and how this qualification will help aid in this development.

You can send this directly to me at [email protected] and I will appraise your eligibility and get back to you.

Regards,

Allan Scott
MBA DIrector.
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Rabanne

Morning Mister Scott,

Congratulation for your MBA Oil and Gas Management program in Aberdeen.
I am Pintcho Rabanne from SPAIN. Please tell me what is the closing date for application (year 2008-2009).
How long do you take for processing application and send response to applicant.

Very important for me.

Regards.

Pintcho Rabanne

Morning Mister Scott,

Congratulation for your MBA Oil and Gas Management program in Aberdeen.
I am Pintcho Rabanne from SPAIN. Please tell me what is the closing date for application (year 2008-2009).
How long do you take for processing application and send response to applicant.

Very important for me.

Regards.

Pintcho Rabanne
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rguabs1

Dear Pintcho,

The closing date for application to the full-time or distance learning version of the course is August 15 2009 for those students beginning in September 2009.

The distance learning and executive part-time course has a January intake also and the closing date for this is December 10.

The response rate to applications is usually under 10 days to reach a decision. It is often shorted.

If I can help further you can correspond with me directly at [email protected]

Regards,

Allan Scott

MBA Director
Aberdeen Business School
The Robert Gordon University

Dear Pintcho,

The closing date for application to the full-time or distance learning version of the course is August 15 2009 for those students beginning in September 2009.

The distance learning and executive part-time course has a January intake also and the closing date for this is December 10.

The response rate to applications is usually under 10 days to reach a decision. It is often shorted.

If I can help further you can correspond with me directly at [email protected]

Regards,

Allan Scott

MBA Director
Aberdeen Business School
The Robert Gordon University
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For everyone interested in an MBA focusing on Energy: Check out this article: http://www.find-mba.com/article/314/can-an-mba-spark-a-career-in-the-energy-industry


Thanks for the link. Really helpful.

<blockquote>For everyone interested in an MBA focusing on Energy: Check out this article: http://www.find-mba.com/article/314/can-an-mba-spark-a-career-in-the-energy-industry</blockquote>

Thanks for the link. Really helpful.
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MBAFocus

Dear Allan Scott,

I am very impress with your MBA program, wish I knew six months ago. I am starting my MBA program next month at Walden University. My question is.. Can I take some courses at your school online or transfer my second year. I used to work Lehman Brothers, it is time for a career change.

P.S I am seeking MBA in Finance at Walden.

Dear Allan Scott,

I am very impress with your MBA program, wish I knew six months ago. I am starting my MBA program next month at Walden University. My question is.. Can I take some courses at your school online or transfer my second year. I used to work Lehman Brothers, it is time for a career change.

P.S I am seeking MBA in Finance at Walden.
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Hi, I'm a resident of New Delhi, India.
I just completed my B.tech in Petroleum Engineering from India itself and am presently working with Ernst & Young.
I went through the curriculum for the joint MBA/LLM degree offered by your university and am indeed very interested.
However, I was keen to apply for the spring semester and the dates for form submission have passed.
I dont need to give TOEFL i guess because my schooling and graduation is from English medium institutes.
Is it possible to get through the spring semester quota if i apply now. Please let me know

Hi, I'm a resident of New Delhi, India.
I just completed my B.tech in Petroleum Engineering from India itself and am presently working with Ernst & Young.
I went through the curriculum for the joint MBA/LLM degree offered by your university and am indeed very interested.
However, I was keen to apply for the spring semester and the dates for form submission have passed.
I dont need to give TOEFL i guess because my schooling and graduation is from English medium institutes.
Is it possible to get through the spring semester quota if i apply now. Please let me know
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rguabs1

Dear Manka,

I gather from your email about the joint MBA/LLM you have been looking at the University of Dundee. You can go to their web site at: dundee.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/cepmlp_postgraduate_courses.htm

If you are interested in the degree at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen then the web address is http://www.rgu.ac.uk/ABS/postgraduate/page.cfm?pge=43760 or http://www.rgu.ac.uk/mba

The MBA degree at the Robert Gordon University is a post experience degree which will require you to undertake a TOEFL exam. The next intake is September 2010.

Regards,

Allan Scott
MBA Director
Aberdeen Business School
Robert Gordon University

Dear Manka,

I gather from your email about the joint MBA/LLM you have been looking at the University of Dundee. You can go to their web site at: dundee.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/cepmlp_postgraduate_courses.htm

If you are interested in the degree at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen then the web address is http://www.rgu.ac.uk/ABS/postgraduate/page.cfm?pge=43760 or http://www.rgu.ac.uk/mba

The MBA degree at the Robert Gordon University is a post experience degree which will require you to undertake a TOEFL exam. The next intake is September 2010.

Regards,

Allan Scott
MBA Director
Aberdeen Business School
Robert Gordon University
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Dear Allan,
i am very keen on studying the Mba oil and gas Management in RGU, i have just concluded the graduate certificate program in Management studies at the robert gordon university and i have 5 years experience working in an Oil and gas company in Nigeria.
Please i would like to know if i can be admitted to study my most desired choice of study(Mba Oil and Gas Management) in your prestigious institution. My Rgu student number is 0709446.
thank you as i await your promt response

Dear Allan,
i am very keen on studying the Mba oil and gas Management in RGU, i have just concluded the graduate certificate program in Management studies at the robert gordon university and i have 5 years experience working in an Oil and gas company in Nigeria.
Please i would like to know if i can be admitted to study my most desired choice of study(Mba Oil and Gas Management) in your prestigious institution. My Rgu student number is 0709446.
thank you as i await your promt response
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luckycapa

Hi Allan,
Iam presently working in the Oil/Gas industry on FPSO. Iam an OIM. I want to now work onshore in this industry.
I would like to do an MBA in O&G by distance learning while iam working. Do you think it would help me in my career?? Which is the best place for me to do it from.

Hi Allan,
Iam presently working in the Oil/Gas industry on FPSO. Iam an OIM. I want to now work onshore in this industry.
I would like to do an MBA in O&G by distance learning while iam working. Do you think it would help me in my career?? Which is the best place for me to do it from.
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mocha

hi allan, i am a fresh graduate with a second class upper degree in biological sciences and i am highly interested in pursuing am mba in oil and gas management at your prestigious institution...i only have 3months working experience in the oil and gas sector in my country, nigeria. i want to get this degree before venturing into the career world...is this possible?

hi allan, i am a fresh graduate with a second class upper degree in biological sciences and i am highly interested in pursuing am mba in oil and gas management at your prestigious institution...i only have 3months working experience in the oil and gas sector in my country, nigeria. i want to get this degree before venturing into the career world...is this possible?
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rguabs1

Dear LuckyCapa,

If you are an OIM then I would suggest that the MBA Oil and Gas Management at Robert Gordon University is the most appropriate due to its focus on upstream oil and gas operational and strategic decision making.

However your final choice may be dictated by your preferred study mode. If you are based in North America you may have a few choices of executive programmes in Houston. Some of these degrees don't explicity state Oil and Gas in the title but do have some Oil and Gas content. Prices start from $80,000 to $96,000.

If you are in Europe you may consider RGU (Upstream focus), BI or University of Dundee (Policy and Law focus). There are a few further programmes launched this year in the UK such as the University of Coventry and University of Middlesex but I believe they are serving a London executive market. The location of some of these institutions would not suggest strong links with a large number of companies in the industry.

In Australia you have the University of Curtin who have a joint MBA Oil and Gas programme with RGU. Modules from both programmes are available in both instutions and they are of similar price. However you may prefer to attend in their institution.

In Canada you have Memorial in Halifax and Calgary University. Again you will need to look more specifically at these programmes.

I hope this helps.

Regards,

Allan Scott
MBA Director
www.rgu.ac.uk/mba

Dear LuckyCapa,

If you are an OIM then I would suggest that the MBA Oil and Gas Management at Robert Gordon University is the most appropriate due to its focus on upstream oil and gas operational and strategic decision making.

However your final choice may be dictated by your preferred study mode. If you are based in North America you may have a few choices of executive programmes in Houston. Some of these degrees don't explicity state Oil and Gas in the title but do have some Oil and Gas content. Prices start from $80,000 to $96,000.

If you are in Europe you may consider RGU (Upstream focus), BI or University of Dundee (Policy and Law focus). There are a few further programmes launched this year in the UK such as the University of Coventry and University of Middlesex but I believe they are serving a London executive market. The location of some of these institutions would not suggest strong links with a large number of companies in the industry.

In Australia you have the University of Curtin who have a joint MBA Oil and Gas programme with RGU. Modules from both programmes are available in both instutions and they are of similar price. However you may prefer to attend in their institution.

In Canada you have Memorial in Halifax and Calgary University. Again you will need to look more specifically at these programmes.

I hope this helps.

Regards,

Allan Scott
MBA Director
www.rgu.ac.uk/mba
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rguabs1

Dear Mocha,

To be eligible for the MBA we need you to have 3 years of professional work experience with some relevance to the Energy industry before we would consider you. Please email me so I can advise you of other degree programmes we offer that may be more appropriate.

My email is [email protected]

Regards,

Allan Scott
MBA Director
www.rgu.ac.uk/abs

Dear Mocha,

To be eligible for the MBA we need you to have 3 years of professional work experience with some relevance to the Energy industry before we would consider you. Please email me so I can advise you of other degree programmes we offer that may be more appropriate.

My email is [email protected]

Regards,

Allan Scott
MBA Director
www.rgu.ac.uk/abs
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rguabs1

Dear Ndubspalace,

Please send me you updated CV. I am aware of your position and have advised you previously.

Regards,

Allan Scott
MBA Director

Dear Ndubspalace,

Please send me you updated CV. I am aware of your position and have advised you previously.

Regards,

Allan Scott
MBA Director
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